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Both games ended by run rule

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POSTED: April 1, 2013 10:31 a.m.
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First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s Richard Lovelady had three doubles and three RBIs in Friday’s 13-0 shutout against Memorial Day.

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Bradwell vs. Windsor Forest

Bradwell Institute earned another road win, and First Presbyterian Christian Academy is 3-0 on their new home field; both teams dominated their respective opponents Friday afternoon.
In Savannah, Bradwell Institute played a region matchup against Windsor Forest. The Tigers nabbed an 18-3 victory over the Knights.
The BI boys put the ball in play — something they’ve struggled with in the past — and smacked 19 hits in the game. Defensively, the Tigers committed no errors, displaying a total team effort to earn the Region 3-AAAAA win.
The game was nearly over in the first inning as the Tigers ran up an 8-2 lead. The Knights scored another run in the third inning before the Tigers again started producing runs in the fifth. In that inning, Bradwell scored three runs to pull ahead 11-3. The Tiger boys then scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning. Their defense held the Knights back to close the game in six innings, winning 18-3 by the run rule.
Tiger pitcher Kyle Lannum pitched four innings, walking three batters, giving up two earned runs and earning six strikeouts. James Moon pitched two innings, walking one batter and getting five strikeouts.
DaBrent Nobles had four RBIs in the effort; Jermaine Davilia, Moon and Chris Bell had two RBIs each, and Ryan Desbiens, Lannum, Sage Sammons, Darius Tilghman and Stephen Felton had one RBI apiece.
The Tigers are 5-10 overall and 2-5 in the region. They were scheduled to travel to Effingham County on Saturday and will host Camden County at 6 p.m.Tuesday.

FPCA vs. Memorial Day

At St. James Park, the FPCA boys earned a 13-0 shutout in five innings against Memorial Day. It was their second win against the Matadors in just two days; FPCA beat them, 18-2, on Thursday in Savannah.
Highlander pitcher Morgan Crean earned the win. Dalton Smiley closed the fifth inning as the Highlanders’ defense kept runners on base, and the Matadors committed fielding errors for FPCA’s shutout.
The scoring started in the first inning when DeShaun Collins got on and stole second and third. Ricky Gilliard came up to bat and drove home Collins for an RBI.
Phillip Swindell hit a single RBI to drive home Gilliard, and the FPCA boys were up 2-0. Crean retired the first three batters on strikes, and the Highlanders took their second at bat. Richard Lovelady smacked a double to left field. FPCA faced two outs, and Lovelady stole third to get into scoring position. Collins walked on base and stole second. Gilliard drove both home with a two-run single to give the home team a 4-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning, Smiley reached base and Lovelady smacked another double to the fence, driving Smiley home. Matt Lormis got an RBI, bringing home Lovelady, and the FPCA boys opened a 6-0 lead. Crean got a single and Collins walked again, loading the bases. The Matadors walked Gilliard, giving up another run, and Lee smacked a two-run double to go up 9-0. FPCA scored another run to close the inning with a 10-0 lead.
In the fourth, the boys scored three more runs off a sacrifice fly by Lormis and two RBIs by Jake Lee. The defense handled the Matadors at first base, and the run rule ended the game. FPCA is 6-3 overall and 2-3 in the Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA.

 

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